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Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) - Allagash Brewing Company

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Ratings: 3,127
Reviews: 824
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 11.21%
Wants: 386
Gots: 695 | FT: 35
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 04-05-2004

Allagash Curieux was the first foray into barrel aging. Curieux is made by aging our Tripel Ale in Jim Beam bourbon barrels for eight weeks in our cold cellars. The aged beer is then blended back with a portion of fresh Tripel. The resulting beer is soft with coconut and vanilla notes, with hints of bourbon.
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of SawDog505
3.56/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a 20 oz Duvel tulip, bottled in September of 2011. Pours a cloudy yellow orange with a 3 inch white head with lacing everywhere. Smell is huge clove, banana, musk, and some fig. The taste is wow, much more aggressive with clove and a big tickle of bourbon. Body is medium, enought carbonation for its large size, not overly dry for me, and drinkable enough and this isn't my favorite style at all. This is an excellent beer, especially if Belgians are your thing. I prefer Hoppy beers, but this is well done even so.

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4.59/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A beauitful triple full of flavor and packs a nice punch. This beer starts off with a strong carmel taste with a hint of the alochol which settles in as you drink it. Has a great yeast taste to finish off which does not overpower the Carmel taste but really helps enhance it. I am in love with this beer for its amazing taste and feel all whole hitting me with that 11% abv. Also goes very well with dessert or any sweet meal.

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4.12/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a darkish amber with an intensely fluffy white head. There is definitely sediment, but it could be poured off after a year of aging/settling. The beer was served relatively warm which produces a sweet, yet tart bourbon nose and plenty of yeastiness. It drinks very easily and you forget (almost instantly) that this bubbly, champagne-like tripel is 11%abv... The bourbon is well masked and the beer is easily consumed. Very tasty beverage that's worth trying is you like Belgian style and wood aged beers.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of ProudBeerSnob
4.67/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle (marked as bottled in January 2012) into Maudite snifter. Nice pop from the cork, no foamy mess.

Cloudy straw to golden in color? Nice, big, puffy head that thins out but not completely leaving some nice lacing.

Wonderful aroma. That Belgian yeast nose, with sweet bready notes, almost like cake batter. This beer is too darn drinkable for 11%! Nice sweet (but not too sweet) finish, with just a kiss of booziness.

I've got to get more of these.

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.7/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have to say I am addicted to this beer! If it wasn't $19 a bottle I would be tempted to drink it every day!

Nice bright color and brilliant aroma. The bourbon flavors really pop but are not overwhelming. The alcohol note is a bit strong but hey, that is one of the things that makes this beer what it is :-)

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of hdofu
4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wow... pours gold with a white head. Smell is heavily of bourbon. Taste is light but with a finish of burbon... given the heavy abv it's quite remarkable really as it mostly hides the heavy impact... given its a tripel its quite remarkable as most don't have such a flavor... pretty near perfection

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,127 ratings.